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WC Agriculture Dept dealing with 26 confirmed cases of bird flu - Eyewitness News Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:45:55 GMT

Eyewitness News

WC Agriculture Dept dealing with 26 confirmed cases of bird flu
Eyewitness News
The department's Petro van Rhyn said this is the first time the poultry industry is affected by avian influenza. “Previously it only affected ostriches… and going forward, we will continue to work with the private sector to mitigate the impact of the ...

Bird flu costs RCL Foods R26m | Fin24 - Fin24 Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:34:59 GMT

Fin24

Bird flu costs RCL Foods R26m | Fin24
Fin24
One of South Africa's largest food producers RCL Foods has incurred R26m in losses from culling chickens due to an outbreak of bird flu.
Bird flu hits two Quantum Foods farms - BusinessLIVEBusiness Day (registration)
RCL Foods and Quantum Foods report cases of avian flu outbreaks ...Independent Online

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Deadly Bird Flu In China Evolves, Spreads To New Regions : Goats ... - NPR Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:51:10 GMT

NPR

Deadly Bird Flu In China Evolves, Spreads To New Regions : Goats ...
NPR
In the 2017 outbreak, the Chinese government reported 759 cases of the H7N9 avian flu, with 281 deaths. By comparison, in 2016 there were 123 cases.
Deadly Bird Flu In China Evolves, Spreads To New RegionsMaine Public
Record Bird Flu Epidemic in China (MMWRMedPage Today

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Poultry keepers urged to take precautions to reduce bird flu risk - Farming Life Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:35:55 GMT

Farming Life

Poultry keepers urged to take precautions to reduce bird flu risk
Farming Life
Last winter bird flu was found in 13 UK flocks which ranged in size from as few as nine birds to as many as 65,000 birds. Over recent months we have seen a decline in the number of new cases and the UK declared disease freedom on 13th September.

Bird flu detected in Eastern Cape - Eyewitness News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:27:39 GMT

Eyewitness News

Bird flu detected in Eastern Cape
Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN - The first cases of bird flu have been detected in the Eastern Cape. The deadly H5N8 influenza strain was picked up on a poultry farm in the Uitenhage area. About 5,000 birds have had to be culled. Meanwhile, there have been no reports of ...
Bird flu detected in the Eastern CapeNews24
Bird flu outbreak may cause chicken‚ egg shortage in Eastern CapeTimes LIVE
First case of bird flu in Eastern Cape detectedHerald live
Daily dispatch -Business Day (registration) -Grocott's Mail Online
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UNIST to develop self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction - News-Medical.net Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:21:00 GMT

News-Medical.net

UNIST to develop self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction
News-Medical.net
By successfully securing 3.19 billion KRW in research funding over four years, the project is expected to accelerate the development of a self-powered tracking device for bird flu outbreak prediction. The center will receive 2.9 billion KRW from the ...

Fears bird flu will drive meat inflation | IOL Business Report - Independent Online Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:32:59 GMT

Independent Online

Fears bird flu will drive meat inflation | IOL Business Report
Independent Online
Avian flu outbreaks in the poultry industry could have a negative impact on food inflation if it is not managed properly.

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At least 40 bird flu cases confirmed since June outbreak - Eyewitness News Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:21:29 GMT

Eyewitness News

At least 40 bird flu cases confirmed since June outbreak
Eyewitness News
... said guidelines would be released on 1 September for affected farmers to claim compensation, but these have yet to be published. The Democratic Alliance wants Zokwana to tell Parliament how his department plans to halt job losses due to bird flu.

Millions of egg laying chickens culled over bird flu fears - South African Broadcasting Corporation Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:50:25 GMT

South African Broadcasting Corporation

Millions of egg laying chickens culled over bird flu fears
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Millions of egg laying chickens culled over bird flu fears. Thursday 21 September 2017 06:50. SABC. About 50 cases of bird flu have been reported at commercial chicken and ostrich farms.(REUTERS) ...

Dept yet to release compensation guidelines over bird flu outbreak - Eyewitness News Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:30:45 GMT

Eyewitness News

Dept yet to release compensation guidelines over bird flu outbreak
Eyewitness News
CAPE TOWN - The Department of Agriculture is yet to release guidelines for farmers who are seeking compensation for losses due to bird flu. This is despite Minister Senzeni Sokwana's announcement in August that it will be published at the beginning of ...

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